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Dortmund coach denounces penalty decision against Man City

Edin Terzic - Borussia Dortmund
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The BVB boss suggests refereeing played a part in his side’s latest European adventure coming to a close.

Edin Terzic has denounced the penalty decision against Borussia Dortmund during their Champions League defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday.

Dortmund, having lost the quarter-final first-leg 2-1, were filled with hope of a successful fightback after Jude Bellingham fired them into the lead at the 15-minute mark.

However, that hope dwindled 10 minutes into the second half when Man City found the equalizer from the spot. Emre Can was penalized for handball in the area and Riyad Mahrez converted the resulting penalty.

Phil Foden then sealed the victory for his side as the Sky Blues progressed to the semi-finals following a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Can headed the ball off his outstretched arm, and the Dortmund boss believes the penalty was wrongly awarded.

“To be fair, you have to congratulate Man City. They played brilliantly and deservedly go one round further,” Terzic told Sky Germany.

“After three of four halves, however, we were through – then it’s annoying that we end up conceding two goals like this. At the referee training, it is clearly stated that heading into one’s arm is not punishable.

“Let me put it this way: We weren’t very lucky with decisions in the two games. We had a big dream, it is now unfortunately over.”